I was doing some research into the new college football playoff that will take place for the first time this season. A 13 member team will begin meeting mid-season to rank the top 25 teams, ultimately selecting the 4 teams that meet in the inaugural college football playoff. 6 bowls rotate on a 3 year schedule of hosting the semi final games. This year's semi-finals are the Rose & Sugar, 2016 is Orange & Cotton and 2017 is Atlanta & Fiesta. The national championship game is held at a unique location awarded during a bid process, similar to the Super Bowl. North Texas this year, Arizona in 2016 and Tampa in 2017.
As I mentioned above, there are just 13 members who make up this committee. 13. One would expect them to be the best of the best, right? People who live and breathe college football and can't screw this up! Surely team #5 will be in an uproar so this thing has to be done right. Your members who are responsible on voting for the playoff:
Lt. General Mike Gould (Former Air Force Superintendent)
Mike Tranghese (Former Big East Commissioner)
Barry Alvarez (Wisconsin AD)
Jeff Long (Arkansas AD)
Dan Radakovich (Clemson AD)
Tom Osborne (Former Nebraska coach and AD)
Tom Jurnstedt (Former NCAA EVP)
Pat Haden (USC AD)
Steve Wieberg (Former USA Today Sports Writer)
Oliver Luck (WV AD)
Some of these folks I have no problem with, particularly the ADs. It could get sticky though if their schools were in the running. The criterion for selection was "character" so I guess I'm not supposed to worry about this. But I do worry about Condoleeza Rice deciding on who is going to play for the college football semi-final. Leave your thoughts below.